Stairs: British medics strongly discourage the use of crutches on stairs and if you ever tried you know what can go wrong…although I’ve been shown how to do it safely in Hong Kong.
Alas, here, the method of choice is the ‘bum-shuffle’. Not very dignified! Apart from that, it requires somebody to keep stairs reasonably clean, a daily challenge when you’ve got a large dog who is shedding his winter coat.
Oh yes, dog: Scapa is used to long walks on weekends with me and will have to wait for a while before I can do that again!